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Offline SirAndrewD

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1830 on: June 11, 2020, 01:33:46 PM »
Nice setup!

I still need to upgrade to a Thrustmaster Warthog but the danged thing's out of stock everywhere I look.  It's starting to get on my nerves. 

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1831 on: June 11, 2020, 04:24:06 PM »
Although I've never seen a Warthog in the wild, the set up looks like a serious simming rig.  It makes my CH stick and throttle look like toys in comparison.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1832 on: June 11, 2020, 05:34:47 PM »
Iím thinking about moving on from the warthog and giving the winwing Libra and Taurus a shot...only thing holding me back is the cost. Not cheap.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1833 on: June 11, 2020, 05:51:58 PM »
^I'm going to have to seriously consider that one.   

Twice what I want to spend but if it lasts and is a solid product I can probably justify it to myself. 

Cheaper than the European options that are also never in stock.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1834 on: June 11, 2020, 06:02:07 PM »
^I'm going to have to seriously consider that one.   

Twice what I want to spend but if it lasts and is a solid product I can probably justify it to myself. 

Cheaper than the European options that are also never in stock.

Iím not super thrilled with the flight ops panel. No flaps, no FCS reset and a few other obvious buttons needed for start up, but they are working on take off and combat ops panels that can be added.

Check out the DCS forum...winwing has its own subforum in the inputs section. Reviews are very positive for the throttle, but I would say only average on the stick. Most seem to prefer the warthog stick.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1835 on: June 12, 2020, 12:54:47 AM »
I'm not a fan of plane specific HOTAS.  I'd rather just get a virpil throttle that fits every sim, modern or props.  More buttons, plus there's dials / encoders that can be set to all kinds of usefull stuff.

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Re: DCS Discussion
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1838 on: June 19, 2020, 03:05:05 PM »
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1839 on: June 25, 2020, 09:00:12 PM »
Just had my first fratricide incident. It was a real furball. Very crowded sky over a fiercely contested battlefield. I fired a sidewinder at an Su-25 that hit the flares as it crossed in front of an Israeli Apache. The missile missed the frogfoot, tracked and hit the Apache, which went down and was lost.

...thatís not all though.  :-[

I was engaged defensive by a mig-29 and dodging AAA like a bat out of hell when I saw two more frogfoots ahead. I thought I locked one up so I fired a 120c. Right after the missile flew off the rail I saw I was actually locked onto my wingman. He tried to avoid it, but it hit him and after the mission I saw that he had been killed.

Man...even though I also scored 4 frogfoots and 2 KA-50s, what a disaster of a mission. I actually feel really uneasy about it. LoL.

Note to self...turn IFF on before going into combat.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1841 on: July 01, 2020, 05:43:57 PM »
Pure gold for you P-47 guys. I could listen to this guy for hours.
By the way....at @8:00.....THATS how you win wars and not just battles. Moving into an orchard and less than 48 hours later have a duly operational landing strip complete with taxi-way and all of the fuel and supplies a growing boy needs.
Something at which the US excels.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1842 on: July 03, 2020, 08:47:58 PM »
So this was filmed in DCS and I don't know that it's been widely seen.  The skills of these guys are pretty impressive.  Check the rendezvous at 4:30...that is seriously good flying.

I've actually flown form in real life and I tell you that it is exponentially harder to do it in a sim because you don't have all the sensory inputs you have in a real plane.  That these guys can pull this off in a sim is seriously awesome.



Edit: I freaking hate the lead's voice in this video, though.  I actually exchanged some messages with Beaker and apparently this is how the modern Blue's leader calls it.

I grew up with the video below, which I find far more appropriate.  Maybe driving the F-4 around bred a different kind of fighter pilot, I dunno.

At about 10:30 the video starts; 23:30 will take you to the actual airshow.  The whole video is pretty awesome, though.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1843 on: July 11, 2020, 08:00:43 PM »
DCS is still a hollow sim for me, but this Syria map looks amazing. If only they'd do something like dynamic tasking for helicopters - providing randomized purpose to your flying, like CAS or CASEVAC or lift or CSAR or assault - I'd fall in love in a heartbeat. As it is now, I know I'll buy this, fly it for maybe an hour with my Mi-8, wish there was some substance to it and uninstall until the Hind comes out. And repeat.



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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1844 on: July 11, 2020, 10:59:14 PM »
I know what you mean. Cool missions require a lot of work in the editor. They are working on a dynamic campaign module however, but in ED style we dont know much about it.
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